Note: Information on all of my webinars can be found on the Webinars Page.


I admit, I prefer in-person training to online webinars – I think it’s hard to stay engaged when you’re at your desk all alone and there are so many other tasks calling your name.ย  With that said, I can’t meet with each of you individually, so I’m going to be presenting some webinars this year and I hope you will attend (and not simultaneously answer email ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

I know that many of you are aware of the recent code changes affecting classroom doors, but maybe you could use a refresher or you have colleagues or customers who would benefit from attending.ย  There is no charge to participate, and we’ll be offering AIA and DHI learning units for the live webinars. (UPDATE: I have registered as an education provider with the International Code Council (ICC) and this webinar is now approved for ICC continuing education credit!)ย  I will also be archiving the webinars to start a library on iDigHardware of 1-hour classes on some of the topics that people ask about most.

Here’s the description for Webinar 1:

As school districts and higher-education facilities work to improve school security, itโ€™s critical that the requirements of the model codes and accessibility standards are followed.ย  The 2018 editions of the International Building Code, International Fire Code, and NFPA 101 โ€“ Life Safety Code, all include changes specific to classroom doors.ย  A Tentative Interim Amendment was approved in 2019, which further modifies the 2018 edition of NFPA 101.ย  This webinar will cover the requirements of the model codes and the ADA Standards for Accessible Design that apply to classroom doors.ย  We will discuss state legislation that may also have an impact on security decisions, and other considerations that should be taken into account when selecting classroom security products.ย  There will be time for Q&A at the end of the webinar.

Webinar 1 will be presented twice on Thursday, February 27th:

Click here to register for the morning class – 11:00 AM โ€“ 12:00 PM EST

Click here to register for the afternoon class – 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Feel free to share this information with your colleagues, coworkers, and others!

Webinar 2 will be in April, and the topic is Panic Hardware – When, Where, and Why?ย  Watch for more info on that next month.

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